African Faces~

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There are no other places (curious vervet),
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that have African faces (smiling impala).
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The animals you see here (Confident Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill)
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are full of the joy (Square Lipped White Rhino)
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of being free (African Elephant).
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Much more free (Kudu)
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than you and me (waterbuck).
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Wild zebra send cheers to you from the still remaining free creatures of Africa~

193 thoughts on “African Faces~

    • The kudu is gorgoues isn’t he! I got pics of several grazers I have never seen before, sable antelope, eland, roan antelope, and several of the really interesting nyalas, steenbok and duikers too! So many interesing antelopes!

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  1. África me fascina. Impresiona la variedad de fauna, su riqueza de flora, sus diferentes paisajes… En fin, tiene un atractivo especial. Por algo fue la cuna de la Humanidad.

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    • Danke Gislinde. Es ist wunderbar, von Ihnen zu horen. Ich wurde in einen Blog Besuch vor ein paar Tagen und konnte einen Weg, um einen Kommentar nicht zu finden. Ich wollte dir nur sagen, dass ich liebe deine schone Beitrige.

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  2. What an amazing journey you have had in Africa Cindy. These photos of the animals in the wild have a look of freedom too, it’s in their eyes, that they never have in a zoo.

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    • Never had a problem. One just needs to attempt to limit the element of surprise which can result in problems, and pay close attention to, respect, the animal’s body language, the same thing I did for all the years I was a shrink.
      I got nervous a couple of times though, once when I was chased off by a aggressive baboon. I did photograph him chasing me though which was a positive! The second time I got nervous was in our car when an entire herd, many hundreds, of Cape Buffalo, surrounded us. We were trapped by them for around half an hour. I know they are more dangerous when alone, but still it was nerve-racking……Also we happened upon a rhino by surprise who was much too close, and a vervet bit a woman several times in the rump. I did get a photo of that too as I ran to help her. No one else saw it, but she did give out a loud yelp. Didn’t break her skin though which would have happened if the vervet had wanted to really injure her.
      I’ve been to Africa twice. On the first trip we had no problems whatsoever while alone. The only problem happened when we went on a ranger led game drive. He didn’t respect a bull elephant in musk, got way too close and ignored the rage. We got charged and the ranger pulled out his rifle and nearly shot the ellie and it was all his fault. My son was with me and I remember looking at him during the charge, and he was laughing in amazement at this incredible animal. It’s all good. Wild animals are more civilized than lots of people.

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      • Sorry for the delay response, well you certainly got to write a novel about your experiences. The title could be ” Cindy in the wild”, quite interesting stories happened to you in Africa. Plus you where a shrink? That was an interesting fact to know, I don´t know how people do that job, the hole day listening to other peoples problems, it would depress me or anger me one of the two….or both.

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    • Aren’t they marvelous creatures! I have some optical illusion photos with the zebras. I finally got why their coloration pattern is confusing to predators, from different angles and distances they morph and change, becomming quite confusing. The camera got confused and the optical illlusions this produced were interesting. They say big cat’s vision is confused by zebras. I can see why….Thank you Resa and be well my friend~ ❤

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    • Yes, Kruger is an impressive conservation park, very devoted to animal conservation. I think there were poachers when we were there because the police and army were all over the nothern part of the park one day and we never saw them again.

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  3. I see what you did there. 😉
    Amazing images!
    And – love you you put it all together.
    I LOVE your blog. I feel like I’m always traveling.
    {Hugs}

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